The photolysis of benzoinalkylethers 1‐5 solubilized in detergents show a significant deviation from the course of reaction in isotropic organic solvents. Remarkable difference in photobehaviour is noticed between the short chain (1‐3) and the long chain (4 and 5) benzoinalkylethers in the micellar media. However, the influence of the micellar media on the photobehaviour of alkyldeoxybenzoins 6 and 7 was small. The importance of ‘cage effect’ in controlling the product distribution was evident from its dependence on the micellar size and on the occupancy number. More importantly, a comparative analysis of the photobehaviour of the ketone 1‐7 reveals that the micellar interface can be used to control the conformations of organic molecules.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry